There is no politically correct way to explain it. Donald Trump blew his chance in a big way. He seemed to be on a roll, rising in the polls and talking about issues other Republican candidates shied away from.
As almost everyone should have heard by now, Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman escaped from maximum security at the Altiplano Federal Prison in south central Mexico last Saturday night. Apparently, he crawled through a hole in the shower area of his cell block to a well-lit, ventilated tunnel.
In spectacular fashion, the badly misnamed "hospital privatization" scheme of Gov. Bobby Jindal in Shreveport and Monroe is now collapsing. The appalling scenario now playing out is about as surprising as any given day's embarrassing headline about Gov.
If you come from Louisiana, it’s almost a congenital requirement that you are born with a love for music. Particularly string music, from country, zydeco, blues, rock and even an abundance of classical aficionados. I’m certainly in that number. Two of my first legal clients as a practicing lawyer in Ferriday were Jerry Lee Lewis and Mickey Gilley.
In this week’s Meth in the News I am going to report on what — surprisingly to me, anyway — appears to be a rather common crime. It’s probably a crime as old as time itself, but the involvement of methamphetamine in the commission of this crime is relatively new.
'Tis the season, I suppose. With its massive property tax — and more? — election coming next spring, our Caddo Parish School Board and sizable central office staff are now rolling out another "strategic plan." The current draft of this latest one is a 37-pager.
Seriously, does anyone really think removal of this memorial is going to stop lunatics from committing hate crimes? Give me a break, especially if you want to spend my tax dollars (estimated to be between $200,000 and $300,000) to move this monument at the Caddo Parish Courthouse.
Donald Trump sure has things stirred up right now down here in the Bayou State. International television attention was supposed to highlight Baton Rouge and the whole state of Louisiana. But coverage of the Miss USA Pageant has turned more on “The Donald” and his incinerating remarks about illegal immigrants, as his revs up his presidential bid.
I have been maintaining my Web site, Methamphetamine in the News, since March 31, 2011, and have made 11,294 posts (as of the writing of this article). I have reported on all types of horrific methrelated crimes, including neglect resulting in the death of children, murders, sexual abuse, rapes — you name it.